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Are you sure you want to go on holiday?

I can answer that question honestly as I’ve already been away but with all the news of problems at the airports, ports and roads jammed solid, you may be thinking of just staying at home and relaxing in the garden.

Anyway today we reported on a couple of instances which may well make you consider taking the easy way out and staying at home.

Firstly we reported on the experiences of a couple from Telford in Shropshire who managed to get away to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

Andrew Benyon and his wife Claire took off to enjoy the cruise to celebrate Andrew’s 50th birthday.

They had no problems leaving the UK but their return was rather more eventful as after the plane caught fire, the captain crew reportedly “did a runner.”

As they prepared to belt up on their connecting flight from Barcelona back to Birmingham, there was a huge bang coupled with the smell of burning and smoke coming from the rear of the plane.

Reportedly all the lights went out and the emergency lights came on, at which point the stewardesses went into melt down running up and down aisle – first, telling everyone to keep belts on, then to tell everyone to take their belts off. 

One ran into the cockpit to tell the captain but as soon as the stewardess opened the front door the captain took off – straight out of the plane – only for the rest of the crew to follow suit leaving the passengers still strapped in their seats, to potentially be incinerated – or at least lightly flambeed!

The passengers were finally evacuated from the plane and locked into a glass reception area surrounded by police, whilst the emergency services turned their attention to the rear of the aircraft.

The passengers were later taken to another plane, which carried no refreshments, and returned them to Birmingham.

The airline involved, VUELING AIRLINES later put out a statement, “On 21 July 2022, a small fire was detected  flight VY8754 scheduled to depart from Barcelona to Birmingham at 11.55. The security protocols were initiated immediately and all passengers and crew were quickly disembarked from the aircraft”

Well at least the captain and crew disembarked quickly even if it took longer for someone to sort out the passengers!

Later we reported on the EMIRATES airliner which seemingly flew from Dubai to Brisbane – that’s about 7500 miles – with a hole in the side!

Passengers reported a loud bang as the aircraft took off – these BANGS seem far too frequent for my liking – which the crew suspected to have been caused by a blown tyre and had therefore requested that they be met by emergency services on landing. 

On arrival however it was found that there was in fact a large hole in the left wing root fairing where the wing meets the cabin.

A statement from the airline said “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on 1 July experienced a technical fault. One of the aircraft’s 22 tyres ruptured during cruise, causing damage to a small portion of the aerodynamic fairing, which is an outer panel or the skin of the aircraft.”

“At no point did it have any impact on the fuselage, frame or structure of the aircraft, the fairing has been completely replaced, checked and cleared by engineers, Airbus and all relevant authorities. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

It’s encouraging to know that the damaged materials were replaced before the aircraft took to the air again.  

Another flight I’m glad not to have been aboard!

Hopefully my drive home this afternoon will be less eventful and all being well, I hope to see you again tomorrow,
Scott

Are you sure you want to go on holiday?

I can answer that question honestly as I’ve already been away but with all the news of problems at the airports, ports and roads jammed solid, you may be thinking of just staying at home and relaxing in the garden.

Anyway today we reported on a couple of instances which may well make you consider taking the easy way out and staying at home.

Firstly we reported on the experiences of a couple from Telford in Shropshire who managed to get away to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

Andrew Benyon and his wife Claire took off to enjoy the cruise to celebrate Andrew’s 50th birthday.

They had no problems leaving the UK but their return was rather more eventful as after the plane caught fire, the captain crew reportedly “did a runner.”

As they prepared to belt up on their connecting flight from Barcelona back to Birmingham, there was a huge bang coupled with the smell of burning and smoke coming from the rear of the plane.

Reportedly all the lights went out and the emergency lights came on, at which point the stewardesses went into melt down running up and down aisle – first, telling everyone to keep belts on, then to tell everyone to take their belts off. 

One ran into the cockpit to tell the captain but as soon as the stewardess opened the front door the captain took off – straight out of the plane – only for the rest of the crew to follow suit leaving the passengers still strapped in their seats, to potentially be incinerated – or at least lightly flambeed!

The passengers were finally evacuated from the plane and locked into a glass reception area surrounded by police, whilst the emergency services turned their attention to the rear of the aircraft.

The passengers were later taken to another plane, which carried no refreshments, and returned them to Birmingham.

The airline involved, VUELING AIRLINES later put out a statement, “On 21 July 2022, a small fire was detected  flight VY8754 scheduled to depart from Barcelona to Birmingham at 11.55. The security protocols were initiated immediately and all passengers and crew were quickly disembarked from the aircraft”

Well at least the captain and crew disembarked quickly even if it took longer for someone to sort out the passengers!

Later we reported on the EMIRATES airliner which seemingly flew from Dubai to Brisbane – that’s about 7500 miles – with a hole in the side!

Passengers reported a loud bang as the aircraft took off – these BANGS seem far too frequent for my liking – which the crew suspected to have been caused by a blown tyre and had therefore requested that they be met by emergency services on landing. 

On arrival however it was found that there was in fact a large hole in the left wing root fairing where the wing meets the cabin.

A statement from the airline said “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on 1 July experienced a technical fault. One of the aircraft’s 22 tyres ruptured during cruise, causing damage to a small portion of the aerodynamic fairing, which is an outer panel or the skin of the aircraft.”

“At no point did it have any impact on the fuselage, frame or structure of the aircraft, the fairing has been completely replaced, checked and cleared by engineers, Airbus and all relevant authorities. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

It’s encouraging to know that the damaged materials were replaced before the aircraft took to the air again.  

Another flight I’m glad not to have been aboard!

Hopefully my drive home this afternoon will be less eventful and all being well, I hope to see you again tomorrow,
Scott

Are you sure you want to go on holiday?

I can answer that question honestly as I’ve already been away but with all the news of problems at the airports, ports and roads jammed solid, you may be thinking of just staying at home and relaxing in the garden.

Anyway today we reported on a couple of instances which may well make you consider taking the easy way out and staying at home.

Firstly we reported on the experiences of a couple from Telford in Shropshire who managed to get away to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

Andrew Benyon and his wife Claire took off to enjoy the cruise to celebrate Andrew’s 50th birthday.

They had no problems leaving the UK but their return was rather more eventful as after the plane caught fire, the captain crew reportedly “did a runner.”

As they prepared to belt up on their connecting flight from Barcelona back to Birmingham, there was a huge bang coupled with the smell of burning and smoke coming from the rear of the plane.

Reportedly all the lights went out and the emergency lights came on, at which point the stewardesses went into melt down running up and down aisle – first, telling everyone to keep belts on, then to tell everyone to take their belts off. 

One ran into the cockpit to tell the captain but as soon as the stewardess opened the front door the captain took off – straight out of the plane – only for the rest of the crew to follow suit leaving the passengers still strapped in their seats, to potentially be incinerated – or at least lightly flambeed!

The passengers were finally evacuated from the plane and locked into a glass reception area surrounded by police, whilst the emergency services turned their attention to the rear of the aircraft.

The passengers were later taken to another plane, which carried no refreshments, and returned them to Birmingham.

The airline involved, VUELING AIRLINES later put out a statement, “On 21 July 2022, a small fire was detected  flight VY8754 scheduled to depart from Barcelona to Birmingham at 11.55. The security protocols were initiated immediately and all passengers and crew were quickly disembarked from the aircraft”

Well at least the captain and crew disembarked quickly even if it took longer for someone to sort out the passengers!

Later we reported on the EMIRATES airliner which seemingly flew from Dubai to Brisbane – that’s about 7500 miles – with a hole in the side!

Passengers reported a loud bang as the aircraft took off – these BANGS seem far too frequent for my liking – which the crew suspected to have been caused by a blown tyre and had therefore requested that they be met by emergency services on landing. 

On arrival however it was found that there was in fact a large hole in the left wing root fairing where the wing meets the cabin.

A statement from the airline said “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on 1 July experienced a technical fault. One of the aircraft’s 22 tyres ruptured during cruise, causing damage to a small portion of the aerodynamic fairing, which is an outer panel or the skin of the aircraft.”

“At no point did it have any impact on the fuselage, frame or structure of the aircraft, the fairing has been completely replaced, checked and cleared by engineers, Airbus and all relevant authorities. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

It’s encouraging to know that the damaged materials were replaced before the aircraft took to the air again.  

Another flight I’m glad not to have been aboard!

Hopefully my drive home this afternoon will be less eventful and all being well, I hope to see you again tomorrow,
Scott

Are you sure you want to go on holiday?

I can answer that question honestly as I’ve already been away but with all the news of problems at the airports, ports and roads jammed solid, you may be thinking of just staying at home and relaxing in the garden.

Anyway today we reported on a couple of instances which may well make you consider taking the easy way out and staying at home.

Firstly we reported on the experiences of a couple from Telford in Shropshire who managed to get away to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

Andrew Benyon and his wife Claire took off to enjoy the cruise to celebrate Andrew’s 50th birthday.

They had no problems leaving the UK but their return was rather more eventful as after the plane caught fire, the captain crew reportedly “did a runner.”

As they prepared to belt up on their connecting flight from Barcelona back to Birmingham, there was a huge bang coupled with the smell of burning and smoke coming from the rear of the plane.

Reportedly all the lights went out and the emergency lights came on, at which point the stewardesses went into melt down running up and down aisle – first, telling everyone to keep belts on, then to tell everyone to take their belts off. 

One ran into the cockpit to tell the captain but as soon as the stewardess opened the front door the captain took off – straight out of the plane – only for the rest of the crew to follow suit leaving the passengers still strapped in their seats, to potentially be incinerated – or at least lightly flambeed!

The passengers were finally evacuated from the plane and locked into a glass reception area surrounded by police, whilst the emergency services turned their attention to the rear of the aircraft.

The passengers were later taken to another plane, which carried no refreshments, and returned them to Birmingham.

The airline involved, VUELING AIRLINES later put out a statement, “On 21 July 2022, a small fire was detected  flight VY8754 scheduled to depart from Barcelona to Birmingham at 11.55. The security protocols were initiated immediately and all passengers and crew were quickly disembarked from the aircraft”

Well at least the captain and crew disembarked quickly even if it took longer for someone to sort out the passengers!

Later we reported on the EMIRATES airliner which seemingly flew from Dubai to Brisbane – that’s about 7500 miles – with a hole in the side!

Passengers reported a loud bang as the aircraft took off – these BANGS seem far too frequent for my liking – which the crew suspected to have been caused by a blown tyre and had therefore requested that they be met by emergency services on landing. 

On arrival however it was found that there was in fact a large hole in the left wing root fairing where the wing meets the cabin.

A statement from the airline said “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on 1 July experienced a technical fault. One of the aircraft’s 22 tyres ruptured during cruise, causing damage to a small portion of the aerodynamic fairing, which is an outer panel or the skin of the aircraft.”

“At no point did it have any impact on the fuselage, frame or structure of the aircraft, the fairing has been completely replaced, checked and cleared by engineers, Airbus and all relevant authorities. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

It’s encouraging to know that the damaged materials were replaced before the aircraft took to the air again.  

Another flight I’m glad not to have been aboard!

Hopefully my drive home this afternoon will be less eventful and all being well, I hope to see you again tomorrow,
Scott

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